(By Jonathan Cahn) Yasha, aliyah and kavode. These three Hebrew words play a huge role in understanding not only the Bible, but also the kind of holiness God calls us to. In his New York Times best-selling book The Book of Mysteries, Jonathan Cahn takes you back to the basics and shows how these Hebrew words shed light on what it means to be a Christian.

– “The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him” (Ex. 15:2).  The word yasha is, as Cahn writes, “the answer to everything.” Yasha means to rescue, to defend, to preserve, to save, to attain victory, and to heal.  Whether we realize it or not, we spend our lives seeking yasha. We crave security and freedom. We seek to have our needs met.  The good news is, God meets our needs. From yasha comes the Hebrew word yeshua which means salvation. It is written in the Hebrew Scriptures: “God has become my yeshua.” He has become our salvation. Our Savior. “In other words, God would become our help, our defense, our preserving, our freedom, our victory, our salvation. God would become the answer to our greatest and deepest needs,” Cahn writes. CONTINUE